Stumbled across this inspirational keynote by Douglas Adams he gave at a Microsoft Conference back in 1996. This guy is so amazing at thinking about the future, talking about biology and applying this knowledge to technology.
“The computer is a modelling machine not a calculator or a typewriter.”
Malte just launched this utterly well-composed and perfectly reduced webdesign, which happens to be his own professional site. I am excited how this will look once it’s grown up to a full blown showcase.
Also: I’m a bit jealous. Not only does his name have an Umlaut, it also serves so well for a personal logo. I mean, look at that logo!
Not since the Minority Report have interfaces played such a major role in a Hollywood blockbuster. For Iron Man 2, Prologue lifted screen design elements off of flat surfaces and into the three dimensional world surrounding Tony Stark. As he struts through his secret lab, a virtual world of swirling data and wireframe plans pops forth from the genius playboy’s fingertips, creating a seamless dance between man and machine that elegantly echoes the symbiosis between Stark and his exoskeleton. (via motiongrapher)
NASA has this phrase that they like: “Failure is not an option.” But failure has to be an option in art and in exploration, because it’s a leap of faith. And no important endeavor that required innovation was done without risk. You have to be willing to take those risks. So, that’s the thought I would leave you with, is that in whatever you’re doing, failure is an option, but fear is not.